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Old 06-13-2018, 08:58 PM   #1
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Lung biopsy

Sadly Iím faced width having a needle biopsy on my lungs. Seems really invasive and I wondered if anyone on this forum had gon thru this? Did i affect your diving after the procedure? Did you suffer from complications? Looking for feedback on this procedure from a long time spearfishermans perspective, any insights would be appreciated.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:57 PM   #2
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Re: Lung biopsy

I would call divers alert network and get their input before hand.
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Old 06-25-2018, 05:28 PM   #3
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Re: Lung biopsy

I had a lung puncture many years ago and it healed 100% after few months.

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Old 06-29-2018, 05:12 AM   #4
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Re: Lung biopsy

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I had a lung puncture many years ago and it healed 100% after few months.

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Old 08-05-2018, 12:34 PM   #5
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Re: Lung biopsy

Usually a lung biopsy wont affect anything like that. It's a small tissue sample, usually on a growth, its almost like taking part of a wart off your hand.

Unless this is a unique biopsy I wouldn't worry about it.
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Holly crap Marco! Stabbing? Accident?
Sorry I missed this Mikel. It was a surgery procedure where they also removed my spleen (Bazo). And I still can dive.
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Old 08-05-2018, 12:47 PM   #7
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Re: Lung biopsy

Did having your spleen removed have a negative impact on the ability to hold your breath?
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Old 08-05-2018, 01:33 PM   #8
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Did having your spleen removed have a negative impact on the ability to hold your breath?
I would say not. My bottom time and breath hold are above average among my friends. I feel like nothing has changed.
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